WHAT IS CBD
Does it get you high? Is it marijuana? What is CBD, really?
CBD from hemp is getting lots of attention regarding its health benefits. Though hemp has been around for thousands of years, people still have no idea what hemp and marijuana have to offer. Become educated and become part of the discussion.
Stands for Cannabidiol
From the Hemp plant
Provided by nature for thousands of years
Little side effects
Integral part of your diet
Cannabis and its cannabinoids are not new to the human body. In fact, we have a network of cannabinoid receptors known as the endocannabinoid system (or ECS) that runs throughout our central and peripheral nervous systems. The endocannabinoid system is perhaps the most important physiologic system involved in establishing and maintaining human health.
Scientific and Clinical Research
The study of cannabis helps us understand how the human body works. In 1992 during a biased study to prove that cannabis is harmful, the endocannabinoid system (ECS) was discovered. It is called the endocannabinoid system because cannabis was the reason it was discovered. Had it been any other plant which led to its discovery, it would be called something else.
Scientific and clinical research by the US government underscores CBD’s potential as a treatment for a wide range of conditions. It is not difficult to find those studies online, though we are not allowed to link to them since Hemplucid products were not involved in these studies.
Cannabidiol has demonstrable effects which improve human life, and evidence suggests that cannabidiol is safe even at high doses.
However, due to government regulations and FDA policing, companies like Hemplucid cannot officially claim any potential health advantages of their CBD products.
When we understand CBD, we can make wiser choices regarding our health because we will understand the therapeutic benefits of CBD.
Highly specialized cells called neurons are found throughout the brain. Each neuron connects to many others through structures called synapses. These are sites where one neuron communicates to another by releasing chemical messengers known as neurotransmitters.
Supports the Endocannabinoid System
A neuron’s sensitivity to a specific neurotransmitter depends on whether or not it contains a receptor that “fits” the neurotransmitter like an electrical socket fits a plug. If a neuron contains receptors that match a particular neurotransmitter, then it can respond directly to that transmitter. Otherwise, it generally cannot. All neurons contain multiple neurotransmitter receptors, allowing them to respond to some neurotransmitters but not others.
The Brain Response
Brain receptors are sensitive to neurotransmitters produced naturally within the brain. Brain receptors are also affected by plant-based staples like chocolate, coffee, black pepper, or terpenes found in mangoes.
When you use hemp CBD, (cannabis plant with high CBD and low THC levels) you’re allowing helpful plant compounds to enter your body, travel through your bloodstream, and enter your brain. These plant-derived compounds can influence brain activity by interacting with receptors on neurons. But they don’t interact with all neurons, only neurons which possess the appropriate receptors. Since hemp has a low concentration of THC there are no psychoactive effects.
Different from Marijuana
Hemp CBD products are different from marijuana and provide different benefits than THC. Hemp products have very low levels of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cause no psychoactive effects.
Hemplucid pays careful attention to the science appearing daily. Clinical trials from around the world confirm and reaffirm the nutritious value of CBD (cannabidiol).
CBD is a widely celebrated daily nutritional staple, which can provide relief for an array of issues. Its ability to influence a wide range of receptor systems in the body and the brain makes CBD a valuable benefit for nutrition.
We hope our website will become a valuable resource for people who want knowledge regarding Hemp and about the latest advances in CBD science.
Cannabidiol has changed so many lives, and we believe this amazing substance will continue to redefine normal thinking about health.
Influences Many Different Receptor Systems
Although it is a cannabinoid, CBD does not directly interact with the two classical cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2). Instead, it affects signaling through CB1 and CB2 receptors indirectly. This partly explains why, in contrast to tetrahydrocannabinol THC, CBD is non-psychoactive.
In addition to its indirect influence on the CB1 and CB2 receptors, CBD rich strains can increase levels of the body’s own naturally-produced cannabinoids (known as endocannabinoids) by inhibiting the enzymes that break them down.
CBD also influences many non-cannabinoid receptor systems in the brain, interacting with receptors sensitive to a variety of drugs and neurotransmitters. These include opioid receptors, known for their role in pain regulation.
Opioid receptors are the key targets of pharmaceutical-grade painkillers and drugs of abuse such as morphine, heroin, and fentanyl.
CBD can also interact with dopamine receptors, which play a crucial role in regulating many aspects of behavior and cognition, including motivation and reward-seeking behavior.
CBD’s therapeutic potential with respect to addiction also extends to the serotonin system. Animal studies have demonstrated that CBD directly activates multiple serotonin receptors in the brain. These interactions have been implicated in its potential ability to reduce the addictive seeking behavior.
CBD’s influence on the serotonin system may also account in part for its relaxing properties, which have been robustly demonstrated across both human and animal studies.
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